As I continue to ponder my place in the blogging world — a world I love to get lost in — this quote resonates so closely to what I want to convey in my little corner of the world.
Because with all of this talk of social media and the miracle that it is for business (I use the word â€˜miracleâ€™ facetiously) and personal branding, at the end of the day these are human interactions. It is our humanity that moves the needle forward — a little at a time. With all of our tweets and status updates, pictures and connections, I want us to recognize that â€˜transparencyâ€™ is just a buzz word. What we really want is honesty and authenticity and humanity and, even a little vulnerability. We are not connecting because we are fabulous. We are connecting because we are real. We are flawed. We NEED each other. We learn and grow from and support each other. We challenge each other. The tools have changed. There is more possibility for connection. The conversations might be bigger. But we are still perfectly imperfect humans.
I really need to get more involved in the blogging community that surrounds me here in Minneapolis.